Public Art

Art in Castle RockJoy Statue

Public art means many things to people. It is a form of expression. It documents history. It can be a celebration or a legacy. It can ignite creativity, share culture and inspire conversation.

Public art in Castle Rock is paid for out of the Philip S Miller Trust Fund. No taxpayer money is used for the purchase of public art.

Philip S Miller, a local banker and philanthropist, and his wife, Jerry, bequeathed a portion of the proceeds of their substantial estate to the Town. Proceeds from the annual earnings are kept in the Philip S Miller Trust Fund. Town Council determines expenditures from this fund annually for public art, generally at $25,000 per year, and for other community-driven programs.

The Public Art Commission recommends expenditures in keeping with a Town goal to advance Philip S Miller's legacy by fostering a sense of community and enhancing community character.

Public art pieces

View a map of public art pieces. Castle Rock is part of the Countywide Art Encounters program. The art in this program is notated.

Public Art Plan

The Commission in 2017 created a new Public Art Plan, which Town Council adopted. View the plan (PDF).